Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS863827
Please be advised that as of Wednesday, 22 November 2023, the tenure of this vacancy has been amended.
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension (12 months) and /or permanency
Dalyellup College is seeking to appoint a motivated and committed Education Assistant - AUSLAN to their exceptional support staff team.
The successful applicant will facilitate communication between Deaf and Hard Hearing students, teachers and other staff. You will perform tasks which require discretion in problem solving, decision making and choosing methods and processes to achieve educational outcomes that are determined through consultation with the teacher, or other professionals. The role requires you to assist the teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and be able to orally interpret when a Deaf or Hard Hearing student uses sign language or other sign systems to address the class.
Dalyellup College features contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities, located in the community of Dalyellup on the outskirts of Bunbury in the Capel Shire. It is an Independent Public School catering for approximately 800 secondary students from Year 7-12. The community of Dalyellup (‘a village in the forest by the sea’) is growing, with new land and homes being built. The College forms part of an Independent Public Schools Cluster together with Dalyellup Primary School, Tuart Forest Primary School and Capel Primary School.
Dalyellup College has a vision to develop confident, informed and active global citizens through the delivery of high quality teaching and learning opportunities in a range of educational pathways that support student needs and interests. The College is a Positive Behaviour School and, through the practice and use of our values, promotes student development in respect, responsibility and resilience. This has been successful in building a safe and harmonious school culture and community. All staff play an important role in advocating the college values and supporting positive student behaviours. We are seeking an individual who inspires passion for learning in others and enjoys a real sense of achievement.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Well developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, liaise with parents, teachers and community members and where necessary assist teachers in understanding students.
- Well developed organisational skills, including the ability to contribute to a professional team and deliver an effective education program.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to deaf or hard of hearing students
Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Dalyellup College can be found by visiting www.dalyellupcollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Eileen Annandale, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dalyellup, by telephoning (08) 9797 9200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- hold a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Auslan Interpreting (Paraprofessional/Professional) and/or NAATI Accreditation or have considerable proven experience as an Interpreter
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s induction program within 3 months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within 6 months of appointment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday 30 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.